For Mother’s Day this past weekend, Tim, Nolan and I decided to do one of our favorite things- treat ourselves to a staycation in Manhattan. Tim works in the city, and we live just a short train ride away, so we’re in Manhattan and Brooklyn a lot- but nothing beats being able to spend the night in a fresh, crisp hotel bed… where you can throw your towel in the tub when you’re done, not have to make the bed, and have room service (with no dishes to clean!) delivered right to your door! As a working mom, a mini staycation at a hotel beats pretty much any “gift” I could wish for!
Anyway… whether you live in NYC, Long Island, or the surrounding area and just want a night away, OR you’re from out of town visiting the city for work or play (or both!), here are some of our FAVE places to stay in NYC:
1. The Roxy Hotel in TriBeCa
We’ve stayed at The Roxy a few times, for fashion week and most recently for mother’s day. We love that it has a vintage jazz feel, a movie theatre on the lowest floor, and an overall “resort” feel- in that there’s lots to explore on the property- a few different places to eat and drink. You’re greeted with glasses of Rosé upon check in as well. Lastly, you can’t beat the location- right on the border of Tribeca and soho- near all of the best restaurants and bars!
2. The Soho Grand
The Soho Grand is also located in a super convenient area— right in the heart of some of our fave places to eat and shop. You can rent vintage bikes to cruise around the city, and the decor is just gorgeous. Their outdoor dining and drinking space, Gilligan’s has the chillest island vibes.
3. The Standard Highline Hotel
If if you’re staying in the Meatpacking district (awesome shopping and dining!), then The Standard is at the top of the list- it’s super chic, with minimalist decor and retro modern vibes- but what I personally come for : the views and the food! The top of the Standard, Le Bain, is one of my fave rooftop drinking spots in the city. The views are incredible and the drinks and vibe are even better (get the cucumber lemonade- thank me later!). The Standard Grill remains one of our fave family brunch spots- more baby friendly than you might think! The hotel also offers the Biergarten as well- so you can get your day drinking on while playing ping pong and foosball. To top it off, it’s right in the heart of the Meatpacking district and adjecent to the Highline- one of my fave outdoor parks/walking spots in the city.
4. The Dream Downtown
The Dream, also in the Meatpacking district is super fun as well- I’ve stayed here a few times for various bachelorette festivities! The rooms are super modern, almost “spacey” in feel. But the best part has to be the Beach- the Dream’s rooftop pool area that hosts a pool party on Sundays in the summer- so stay Saturday night, dance the night away at Ph.D, the rooftop club with amazing city views, then sleep in and head to the pool Sunday morning!
5. Public- Lower East Side/ Soho
Just this past NYFW we stayed at Public- and it’s on my list to immediately go back for more! The service was incredible- some of the nicest staff I’ve ever met- and the amenities were awesome! They have a few different in house food options, a coffee bar, a regular bar, and a lounge area with old school board games and luxurious pillows and blankets. There’s plenty of workspace if that’s what you need, and the rooms boast the coolest interior design- minimalist and chic- lots of white and wood. It’s on the lower east side, right off of West Houston- so Soho is just around the corner.
So that’s it! Guys, I really encourage you (especially you mamas out there!) to do more small staycation! They’re the best way to recharge and relax… and if you haven’t been to NYC yet, hopefully this guide gives you some fun options!